Las Vegas Bank of America Announces $120,000 in Funding for Affordable Housing & Community Revitalization

August 23, 2016 by  

Las Vegas Bank of America Announces $120,000 in Funding for Affordable Housing & Community Revitalization
Bank of America
today announced $120,000 in grants to be distributed to eight nonprofits working to increase access to affordable housing and support neighborhood revitalization in the Las Vegas community (Pictured: Safe Nest – Photo credit: Bank of America)

Women"s Development Center Inc.

Women”s Development Center Inc.

Photo credit: Bank of America.

Securing stable housing continues to be a challenge in Clark County, with a homeless population exceeding 30,000 and a poverty rate of 15.6 percent.

Group Photo of organizations receiving grants

Group Photo of organizations receiving grants

Photo credit: Bank of America.

Funding will help low and moderate income people who are struggling due to a lack of affordable housing and broader needs related to community revitalization and enable them to access the resources they need to lay a foundation for a stable financial life, and in turn, drive growth in the Las Vegas community.

Organizations receiving grants are:

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Nevada, to support first-time homebuyer counseling among other resources to stimulate personal financial health and growth
  • Habitat For Humanity Las Vegas to support its “This is Our Neighborhood” revitalization program
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum to support its “Open Door- Explore!” initiative, offering funding for low-income students in Clark County to attend educational field trips
  • Nevada HAND to support its resident services initiatives to ensure families and seniors are healthy, successful, and financially stable
  • Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada to support critical home repairs for those in need
  • Safe Nest to support the installation of new children”s playground equipment at its Downtown Las Vegas shelter location
  • United States Veterans Initiative to support a much-needed kitchen remodel at its veteran residential facility
  • Women”s Development Center Inc. to support its Men In Transition (MIT) program

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